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Sailing Vacation Dec 14, 2018  eric hodes

Awesome family-friendly boat available for charter in Panama Jan-Mar 2019

sailing sweatshirts! Sep 23, 2018  Marley
Here is the link to buy a north shore yacht club sweatshirt! All money made goes to The Alliance for the Great Lakes! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/northshoreyacht
Sunfish Parts Wanted (now with contact info) Sep 07, 2018  Rich Wigstone
Just bought a 1971 Sunfish and want to bring it into the 21st century without breaking the bank - looking for: racing sail, red and white recreational sail, fiberglass racing daggerboard, mast with cleat and fairlead, deck cover, hiking strap, and a post-1972 style gudgeon-connected rudder and tiller. Let me know if you or anyone you know is looking to unload any of these! Thanks! Rich Wigstone - rich.wigstone@gmail.com or text 312-933-0224
Sunfish Parts Wanted Sep 07, 2018  RICH WIGSTONE
Just bought a 1971 Sunfish and want to bring it into the 21st century without breaking the bank - looking for: racing sail, red and white recreational sail, fiberglass racing daggerboard, mast with cleat and fairlead, deck cover, hiking strap, and a post-1972 style gudgeon-connected rudder and tiller. Let me know if you or anyone you know is looking to unload any of these! Thanks!
Mac and Hook Race tracking this weekend Jul 20, 2018  Michael Homer

Mac race starts this afternoon for cruisers, tomorrow for racers.

If you want to follow along, here is a link:http://www.cycracetomackinac.com/race-tracking/

It was pretty cool to follow along with this last year.


Hook race starts tomorrow too, follow on FB:


Thanks Michael

Sunfish Sailing Jul 07, 2018  Pam S

Any one interested in sunfish sailing on tuesday July 10th with me (a beginner)?  trying to get some extra  experience outside our saturday morning class. 

Pam 847.902.2040

2018 Sunfish Regattas Jul 03, 2018  Leland

Sunfish Regattas in our area...

Carpenter Lake (Eagle River, WI) July 7th, 12:30 skippers meeting
  contact David Hanselman dmhanselman@gmail.com

Sunfhish Youth NA's     Waukegan, IL July 30 - Aug 1

Sunfish NA's   Waukegan, IL Aug 1 - Aug 4

J Sheppard Jr Regatta     Lake Bluff, IL  Aug 19 

Summer's End Regatta   Highland Park, IL   Aug 25, 26

Devil's Lake Regatta   Manitou Beach, MI  Sept 8, 9
   www.devilslakeyachtclub.com   dtagsold@yahoo.com

Clark Lake Regatta    Clarklake, MI   Sept 22, 23
   www.clarklakeyachtclub.org/     nerobb@mtu.edu

Great Pumpkin Regatta (Johnson Slough)   Hinsdale, IL  Oct 27

All Regattas Schedule   

Buccaneer for Sale May 25, 2018  David Casden

1987 Buccaneer for sale with trailer.   Needs work has upraded parts for racing.

Contact David  847-209-1365

Lost GoPro Hero 2 Aug 28, 2017  Kayak

Lost GoPro Camera on the beach, Monday Aug 21st at Park Ave.  If found please email Kayak@NorthShoreYachtClub.com    Thank You!

Crew for Bucc Aug 23, 2017  Steve Ryan

Looking for crew for upcoming Summers End reggatta, one, or two days or both days.

Please call Steve Ryan at 847-370-8752. Thanks.


Sailing Tonight 8/21 Aug 21, 2017  Mary Claire Tuohy

Anyone interesyed in sailing this evening (Monday 8/21)

Mary Claire

Racing Workshop 6/24 Jun 25, 2017  Leland

Shout outs to those who attended the Racing Workshop yesterday...

  • Steve Knapp
  • Tracy Mack
  • Kate Mack
  • Mike West
  • Terry Hinaris
  • Adam Stump
  • Chris Bruce

We talked about steering and responding to winds shifts without the rudder, and starting strategies.  This was a multi-media discussion with sailing pictures from Mike West's Florida regatta a few months ago.

I bigger shout out to Kaite and Tacy Mack, and Terry Hinaris who went out to practice in very shifty winds.

Next Workshop - July 15th, 1 - 4 pm


Sailing/Kayak this evening? Jun 15, 2017  MICHAEL HOMER

Anyone up for sail or kayak this (Thursday) evening?


Sunfish for sale new price 1,250 obo May 21, 2017  Raye Janousek

See Below.

Sunfish for sale new price May 21, 2017  Raye Janousek

1992 Sunfish for sale. Contact Raye Janousek 847-507-3633 cell, 847-869-5709 home, email rj600fsb@att.net

Accessories:  New deck cover, sail bag, paddle, wood daggarboard and rudder, daggarboard dolly, AMF insulated bag(fits in transom) extra daggarboard.  Only two owners. Trailer not included. Located at Dempster beach in Evanston.

Park District Commissioner Mar 26, 2017  NSYC

Terry Grossberg left us a message on Feb 18 that he'll support Boaters at Park Ave Beach.  On Feb. 25 we asked "What's your specific plan Terry"?   NO RESPONSE.

Park District Commissioner Feb 25, 2017  Kayak@NSYC


Thank you for your comments, albeit broad, what is your commitment of the protected launch and barge project.  The Barge is crumbling and currently closed.  The barge is critical to all types of boat launching because it provides access to Powerboats, larger Sailboats, PWC and protection from launching directly into heavy surf for smaller watercraft.  At least 20 years old, there is no plan in place, or being publicly addresss, as agreed to by the Park District Board to repair or replace this critical component of Highland Park's only boating facility.  It's great to talk about support and long term commitment to Park Ave Beach but what will YOU do to ENSURE boat launching in 2017 and beyond? Residents and Members want to know - what's your plan? 

Kayak Storage Feb 25, 2017  Kayak@NSYC


Kayak storage on the beach at Park Ave in Highland Park is arranged through the Park District of Highland Park.  You will find a link to their BOAT STORAGE information and costs on the Contact Us page of our Website  

Kayak Storage Feb 21, 2017  Marla Snyder

I am looking to store my two kayaks for the summer at a small

lake or on a river...no more than an hour away from my home in

Lake Forest.

Does anyone know of any possibilities?

Thank you


Park District Commissioner Feb 18, 2017  Terry Grossberg
Hi All: As a 24 year resident of Highland Park who has experienced first hand all the Park Board offers for residents of all ages, income and ability levels, I am uniquely qualified to represent you on the Board. I will NEVER allow anyone to close Park Ave Beach or shut down the boat ramp and I will work amicably with our Sister Governmental Agencies to assure that Park Ave joins Rosewood as another jewel in our crown of beautiful holdings in Highland Park.
Tim Flentye Paddling in Hawaii Nov 19, 2016  leland
Sunfish for sale Oct 01, 2016  Raye Janousek

1992 Sunfish with windowNew deck cover, sailbag, paddle, daggarboard dolly, AMF bag, extra daggarboard. Only two owners. Trailer not included. Located at Dempster beach

847-507-3633 cell 847-869-5709 home     rj600fsb@att.net     Raye Janousek


Upcoming Sunfish Regattas Jul 10, 2016  Leland

8/5-8/7/16     2016 Sunfish US Masters Championship     Masters     MI/USA     Gull Lake Yacht Club NOR

8/21/16     John Sheppard, Jr., Memorial Regatta     Midwest     IL/USA     Lake Bluff Yacht Club Doug Warren

8/27-8/28/16     Midwest Regional Championship #1 / End of Summer REgatta     Midwest     IL/USA     North Shore Yacht Club NOR

Looking to buy a Sunfish Jul 06, 2016  Chris

Looking to buy a Sunfish in the northshore area anytime before the start of the 2017 season.  Please email me at christopher.schenkel@gmail.com if selling. 

Crew for Sunday Buc racing Jun 25, 2016  Steve Ruan
Looking for crew this Sunday June 25.Please call Steve at 3124465591. No experience necessary. Thanks. Steve Ryan
Crew needed May 25, 2016  David Casden

Looking for crew for this season Buccineer racing on Sundays.

NSYC Website updates Feb 12, 2016  Liz

Leland and Laura have been working diligently to update our NSYC Website!  Contributors include: Tammy for the great job setting up our YouTube Channel where you can now see instructional and fun clips of the great happenings at the NSYC.  Steve King for his expertise in Youth Sailing and our very own professional Welcome and How to Rig a Sunfish videos!  Paul Nelis, our newest Board Member, who is in the process of putting together our 2016 Membership Sign-Up program - Comming Soon! Maureen Hammond is busy getting our 2016 2-Day Sailing Regatta organized already - NOR is Comming Soon!  Alan Cohen for all of his fantastic Weather Links!  A real team effort makes is a great place to visit.  With this mild winter let's all hope for an early and warm Spring!

NSCY Party Nov 08, 2015  Leland

New Blog Feature - Insert Image - click the image button

Entertainment at NSYC End of Year Party...

NOR NSYC Regatta Sept 12 & 13 Sep 10, 2015  Riesche

See the home page of the NSYC website UPCOMING EVENTS for full details of the Notice of Race and Registration form.



More Regatta info Jul 28, 2015  Leland

The Notice of Race for the J Sheppard Regatta is now posted on the LBYC website....


Upcoming Sunfish Regattas Jul 27, 2015  Leland

J Sheppard Regatta - Lake Bluff Yacht Club - Lake Bluff, IL -  Aug 23

Summer's End Regatta - North Shore Yacht Club - Highland Park, IL - Sept 12, 13

Midwest Regional - Wawasee Yacht Club - Syracuse, IN - Sept 12, 13

Bruce Goldsmith Regatta - Devils Lake Yacht Club - Manitou Beach, MI - Sept 19, 20

Great Pumpkin Regatta - Johnson Slough Yacht Club - Hinsdale IL - Oct 24

Racing Workshop Jul 17, 2015  Leland

We had a great turnout for our Racing Workshop last Saturday, July 11th.  Present were:

  • Michael Homer
  • Mike West
  • Jean Wong
  • Danny Hanna
  • Ben Wernick
  • Diego Ize-Ludlow
  • David Ostrov

It's great to see so many new sailors interested in racing.

We did not get on the water.  There was very little wind and the radar showed approaching storms.  We did a lot of chalk talk on a typical Race Course, Rules around the course, and then rigged a boat to see what the little wind we had would do to the sail.

I hope some of the newer sailors join the Sunday races.

Looking for Opti to purchase Jun 29, 2015  Kate Kuehn

Looking for up to three used Optis to purchase.  If you have a used boat you would be willing to sell or donate to a small lake, please contact me at: 312-914-2535 or kate.kuehn@bt.com

Race Results 6/28/15 Jun 28, 2015  Ronaldo Borger

Results are now posted online:



Another great racing day at Park Ave. Beach... with 5 Sunfish and 5 Buccs competing today, with the participation of our always welcome Thistle of Bill & Barbara Perley!

Jim Irwin leads the Bucc fleet, followed by Dave Mecklenburger and Axel Anderson. Mike West leads the Sunfish fleet, followed by Ronaldo Borger, Steve Knapp and Michael Homer.


Race Results 6/21/15 Jun 21, 2015  Ronaldo Borger

What an awesome day on the waters of Lake Michigan @ Park Ave Beach today! With great SE winds we had all of our fleets represented: Sunfish, Buccaneer, Bill & Barbara's Thistle, and even a couple 420s!

Results are now posted online (thank to Leland for his racing software!), with great competition on both fleets.




Racing Series - Results Online Jun 20, 2015  Ronaldo Borger

See the results for our first racing Sunday (6/14) of 2015!


Boaters seek city delay in closing access road Jun 19, 2015  Alan
June 11, 2015, article in Chicago Tribune/Highland Park News -- Copy and paste the address in your browser: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/ct-hpn-boating-access-tl-0618-20150611-story.html
2015 Sailing Class Jun 04, 2015  Sailing Instructor

NSYC 2015 Sailing Class is Full

NSYC OPEN HOUSE May 31st NOON TO 3 pm May 23, 2015  Liz

Interested in learning to Sail, Kayak, Stand Up Paddle Board?  NSYC will host an Open House with tours, boats on display, instructors available for Q&A.  Stop in and join us for a brief tour! It's a great way to spend the summer.

Sunfish Regatta May 05, 2015  Mike West

The 2015 Michigan Open Sunfish Regatta will be held at Gull Lake, MI (near Kalamazoo) on June 6-7th.  I've attended the last two and really enjoyed it.  There is a modest entry fee, but membership in the USSCA is NOT required.

Give it consideration...


Beach is looking ready for us! Apr 26, 2015  Liz

Looking at our High Def WebCam, it looks like the sand ramp is almost done, the Power Boat launch is almost ready too.  May 2nd is Official Opening Day for the Park Ave Boat Launch!  Now we just need some warm and sunny Spring days and we are ready to go!  Look forward to a wonderful season at the NSYC!

Update on Task Force Press Release Apr 23, 2015  Laura

Here is the link to the press release about the engineering study we are waiting on:  http://pdhp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Media-Release-Draft-Joint-engineering-study-FINAL.pdf

In regards to the 20 million marina, the local residents voted it down as they didn't want to pay for an enormous marina with excessive traffic. 

WHAT TO DO?  I suggest we build up our numbers again (with sailors, motor boaters, kayakers, outdoor enthusiasts, etc.) and request that the PDHP come up with a moderately-sized marina (like we currently have) and build it on the north beach. It will take money to construct, but not $20 million. It needs to be considerate of the neighbors, not add any additional parking, and accomodate the activities we love on Lake Michigan. 

Other:  Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve Restricted Access: Please write to your Lake County Forest Preserve commissioner before April 28th. Tell them you don't want Plan A or B (http://www.lcfpd.org/preserves/improvement-projects/) which restrict parking and walkability, but you want Plan C (Cohen Plan) or D (As-is).  Tell them you love and enjoy access to Lake Michigan and a Forest Preserve should be available to the public and not restricted so only private homeowners or nearby locals can walk to the site. 

marina/20 million Mar 27, 2015  bill tazioli
A while back the city council of highland park asked for 20 million to improve the launch ramp and build a marina. Now I hear it's closed off What happened to the 20 million ?
New website! Mar 18, 2015  Gina Morri

I'm wowed by the new NSYC website. Good job webmasters: Leland Brode, Laura Santucci, Liz Riesche, and all the copy contributors/editors!


New Website Mar 10, 2015  Task Master

"AMAZING, SWEET, PROFESSIONAL" all great words to describe the NSYC new website!  Thank you Leland Brode and Laura Santucci - we give you a STANDING OVATION!  Beautiful work.  Think I'll sign up for a Membership today!

Website Mar 10, 2015  Knapp

Sweet! Thanks all!

Welcome to the new NSYC Website Mar 10, 2015  Liz

Welcome and thanks for checking our Message Board!

Here you will find members have the opportunity to notify others if they want to hook up for a Sailing or Paddling time. It's a great place to post Sunday Championship Race results, announce parties and upcoming activities.  Have a boat for sail or looking for specific gear?  Post it here! 

2015 Learn to Sail Feb 14, 2015  Liz
2015 What's New? Jan 12, 2015  Membership

2015 Membership is Now Open

Sailing Course starts June 7

Learn to Kayak, Classes in June

Click on our Membership tab!


NSYC Party! - La Dolce Vita - Oct 11, 2014, 6 PM Oct 05, 2014  NSYC

La Dolce Vita!


Join us at Trattoria NSYC for an evening of
live music by Enzo Incandela, exceptional Italian food
and a homemade Wine Tasting Competition.  

Enjoy Bocce Ball as well as an Italian-themed trivia contest.


Sat, Oct 11th, 2014
6:00 PM


You will be the judge, as local winemakers
showcase their creations and vie for the title of
"Miglior Vino" (best wine).



The menu will include:
Appetizers, Green Salad, Lemon Chicken,
Lasagna, Pasta, and Delectable Desserts.


Enjoy the sweet life as you relax on the deck overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan.




(Winemakers: Let us know if you will be entering your wine and bring two bottles.)




Please RSVP via Evite (emailed to you) or reply to this email
by Wed, Oct 8th (the sooner the better)



Feel free to bring a dessert to share.



Adults:   $25, Kids 12/Under $13


Summer's End Regatta 2014 Results Aug 31, 2014  Leland

Summer's End Regatta Results - Aug 30, 2014

It was a windy day with gusty SW winds.  The Race Committee headed by Bill Perly abandoned races around 1:30, just after a Laser start when gusts hit the high 20's and knocked down a few Lasers.  The Waukegan weather station shows winds at 22 kts with gusts to 29.9 at 1:30 PM.



Name                 Number   Finishes      Place

Mecklenburger  5225         1  1               1

John  Irwin         2786         2   2               2

Yanoff                  5238       dns dns         3

Dietzen                5216       dns dns         3

Casden                               dns  dns        3



Name                 Number  Club   Finishes        Place

Mull                198420     Beuhlah      2  1  1          1

Strilky             176078     CCYC         1  2   3          2

Dolan           198003       MYC            3  3  2          3

Georgeson  159865      CCYC          4 4 dnf        4

Rozanski     27461        MCSC          5  dnf 4        5

Weidmar     112286       MYC             6 dnf dnf     6

Guggenheim                  NSYC          dnf dns dns 7



Name        Number       Club       Finishes       Place

Chapman  59541        LBYC      1   1                1

Hanselman 78744     LBYC      2    2                2

McCall       76739        NSYC      3   3                 3

Chikos      60442         NSYC     4  4                  4

Brode       82412         LBYC       5  5                 5

West         81107         NSYC      6   6                6

Palizza      182412     LBYC       7   7                 7

Borger       4017         NSYC      8   8                 8

M Homer  3                NSYC      dns 9               9

E Homer  3003         NSYC      9   dnf              10

J Santucci                  NSYC     dns dns           11

T Santucci       JR      NSYC    dns dns            11

Z Santucci        JR     NSYC    dns dns            11

Kink                             NSYC    dns dns            11

Bruce                          NSYC     dns dns           11

Sunfish Racing Workshop Aug 21, 2014  Leland

We had our second workshop last Saturday and it was well attended.  I usually arrive at these events and have to wait for interested sailors to show up.  This time there were several sailors waiting for me when I arrived 5 minutes late.

Present were: Mike West, Dave Sogin, Fern Anderson, Emma Homer, Michael Homer, Bill Perley and Lina Garcia.

With the help of drawing pictures on NSYC's giant whiteboard on an easel we talked about going fast - use your tel-tails to make sure your sail is properly trimmed, rules at the start - don't barge (although this term is not in the rule book), and watching for wind shifts.  We rigged our boats, doubled checked everyone's rig, and headed out for some practice races.  It was a perfect west wind.  We did several races, had many winners, and rescued new sailor Lina from ending up in Michigan.

Not to forget those who participated in our first workshop of the season - the following were present on June 28th - Gina Morri, Paul Gugenheim, Roman Shraybman, Chris Buce, and Ronaldo who showed up after his favorite team finished their World Cup game. 

Informal Tuesday Night Paddle Jul 29, 2014  Joan

I am not near the lake, but it looks like it's calm...anyone up for a paddle this evening?



Sun Paddle 7:30 AM Feel free to join us Jul 05, 2014  Liz

Bonnie & I will be out for an early paddle tomorrow around 7:30 a.m.  Feel free to join us but check the weather or Web Cam first - could be high waves / Small Craft.


For sale: 1995 Vanguard V-15 racing sailboat Jul 05, 2014  Amy Kunz
For sale by owner: Gorgeous,1995 VANGUARD V-15 racing sailboat in excellent condition.
Come by to see this beautifully maintained V-15, a popular one-design racing boat with capacity for two people. All standing and running rigging included in the price. This boat is ready to sail. 
Length: 15-feet
Beam: 5.6-feet
Hull weight: 190#
Hull No. 290
Price includes the following:
2 sets sails (with sail bags)
All boards
Hull Cover
Highway trailer with brand new tires
All Harken blocks
Self-bailing cockpit
Extra lines
Location: Evanston, IL (near Wilmette border)
Interested? Call Amy Kunz at 202-270-4886 or email  amy.kunz@yahoo.com to set up a time to come see the boat; Amy is working on behalf of the boat's owner. If you prefer to talk directly to the owner/sailor, plan to come in the evenings only. 
Looking for Paddlers Fri 7/4/14 6 or 7 AM. Jul 03, 2014  James Lynch

Anyone interested in Kayaking tomorrow, Fri. July 4th, around 6 or 7 AM? 

Call or email me.

James Lynch

NSYC "float" in the the HP 4th of July Parade Jul 02, 2014  Jamie Santucci


We currently have a Sunfish, Race Committee boat, Kayaks, and  SUPs (Standup Paddleboards) identified for the parade.  All that is left is for members to show up Thursday evening, 6-8PM, to clean and decorate the boats.  Then Friday morning (before 9AM), we can all march in the parade with our club boats.  For questions call Jamie at 847-910-1998

New Blog Jul 01, 2014  Paul Guggenheim

Hats off to Leland for his hard work and dedication to getting the new blog working!


NEW FULL MOON PADDLE DATE July 8th 5:45 P.M. Jul 01, 2014  KAYAK

July Full Moon Paddle date is set for July 8th for NSYC Members. Meet on the beach at 5:45, rain date is July 15th.

Our friends at Great Lakes Kayak, Lake Bluff will be bringing several Eddyline boats for us to try so we hope all members have the chance to get out on the water and have some fun!  Bring one of your favorite drinks, snack, desert, or wine to share with the group on the deck after the paddle.  July is a SUPER MOON, don't miss it!

Please RSVP to Kayak@NorthShoreYachtClub.com

See you on the Water!

KAYAK & SUB Paddle & Capsize Checkout 7/1/14 Jun 30, 2014  Liz Riesche

Tuesday 7/1/14 Open Paddle & Capsize Checkout 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Where:  At the beach.  Be prepared to get wet!  All new members who want to use NSYC equipment need to successfully complete a one-time Paddle & Capsize checkout.

Weather Permitting

Tuesday Night Informal Paddle Jun 28, 2014  New Kayaker

Tuesday Night Informal Paddle  Who's interested? What time?  I'm new to the NSYC and am interested in hooking up with a few people, or a group to paddle with on Tuesday Night.  What time does everyone gather at the beach?  Thanks!

Come decorate boats and ride in the 4th of July Parade this year.  We will have a Sunfish with the Colorful Sunset Sail, filled with kids, a Kayak and SUP on top.  Great Family FUN!
We need volunteers!!!
We need kid volunteers:  We need kids to help decorate the boats, paint a banner, ride in the Sunfish, and walk the parade.  Kids, bring your squirt guns (or Hydro Bazookas).
We need adult volunteers:  We need adults to help the kids, ride in the committee boat, and walk the parade.  
We need vehicle volunteers:  We need some nice looking tow vehicles with trailer hitches.  Julie has already volunteered her nice looking black Sienna minivan.  I would like to use her minivan for the committee boat and have some member volunteer their nice looking "young and fun" vehicle (like a Jeep Wrangler with the top down) to tow the Sunfish.
Please RSVP  to help out - a great Family Activity!
Jamie Santucci, jksantucci@gmail.com
Rear Commodore
THIS SAT. OPEN HOUSE 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm Jun 09, 2014  Membership

Learn to Sail & Kayak! OPEN HOUSE Sat. June 14th, 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm ONLY

The North Shore Yacht Club is having an Open House on Saturday, June 14th, Noon to 3:00 pm only.  Membership is available to residents of all communities and we have Sunfish Sailing Classes - Sea Kayaking Classes - Use of Club Boats, Kayaks & SUPs. Kayak Paddling Events - Sailboat Racing - Clubhouse Privileges -Social Events including Parties by the Beach - Great Summer Fun!

Weekend Sailing Classes have started ~ membership is required and very limited. See our Facebook page for photos and come on down for a tour.

OPEN HOUSE THIS SAT 12-3 Jun 06, 2014  Membership

Learn to Sail & Kayak! OPEN HOUSE this Sat. June 8th, 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm ONLY

The North Shore Yacht Club is having an Open House on Saturday, June 8th, Noon to 3:00 pm only.
Membership is available to Residents of all Communities and we have Sunfish Sailing Classes - Sea Kayaking Classes - Use of Club Boats, Kayaks & SUPs. Kayak Paddling Events - Sailboat Racing - Clubhouse Privileges -Social Events including Parties by the Beach - Great Summer Fun!

Weekend Sailing Classes start this weekend ~ membership is required and space is limited. See our Facebook page for photos!


SPRING 2014 KAYAK OUTING MAY 24! May 09, 2014  Liz

Busse Lake Kayak Outing is scheduled for Sat. morning, May 24th.  Members interested in joining us, boats and picnic lunch provided.  Pre-registration is required.

Contact: Eriesche@comcast.net

See you on the water - soon!

NSYC Open House! Sat June 7th & 14th, 12-3 PM Apr 19, 2014  NSYC

Come to the North Shore Yacht Club
Open House at the Beach!

Sat, June 7th  & Sat, June 14th 
12:00 PM—3:00 PM  

Park Ave Beach, 21 Park Ave., Highland Park

Sailboats and Kayaks will be on display

Learn to Sail & Kayak!

Classes Start in June.   Limited Space


Sailing Classes - Sea Kayaking Classes - Use of Club Boats, Kayaks & SUPs

 Kayak Paddling Events - Sailboat Racing - Clubhouse Privileges

Social Events -  Parties by the Beach -  Great Summer Fun

 Open to Residents of all Communities


847.432.9800     -    NSYachtClub@gmail.com







No Stairs on Central to the Beach Apr 12, 2014  Liz

The Park District of Highland Park released a joint statement with the City of Highland Park indicating that rebuilding the stairs from Central Ave down to the Park Ave beach has been taken off the table due to the cost, which came in at $1.3 million.  Read the entire release details at:




2014 Sailing Classes Apr 12, 2014  Liz


2014 Spring Brunch April 6th Mar 23, 2014  Summer 2014

Come hear first hand the EXCITING PLANS FOR OUR 2014 Season!

The NSYC is holding our Semi-Annual Membership Meeting and Annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, April 6th.  Learn about the plans for our 2014 Season where we will be back home on the South Beach with full access to the Clubhouse, Sailing and Kayaking classes begin, connect with your friends, get your Parking Permits.  It's hard to believe but we will be on the water soon!

To attend email:  NSYCSocialCommittee@gmail.com

Location: Khayat's Restaurant  525 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff  10 AM - 12:30 PM

Cost:  Adults $20 - Kids under 10, $13


Ode to the Commodore Nov 10, 2013  The NSYC Crew

Oh Commodore, Oh Commodore, how much we adore.

Last night we bid farewell to our Commodore.  How grateful we are to have had such a wonderful leader for the past three years.  This past year was geographically challenging and through his leadership we were all able to continue to sail our yachts, paddle our kayaks and boards, and in the end improve our skills as a result. 

So THANK YOU Dave Sogin as the NSYC says out with the old and in with the new! Know that we are forever grateful to you!


The NSYC Crew

Join us for the NSYC Semi-Annual Meeting, Election & Awards Dinner! Sat, Nov 9th Nov 01, 2013  NSYC

Join us for the North Shore Yacht Club
Semi-Annual Meeting, Election & 
2013 Awards Dinner!


Saturday, Nov 9th, 2013 - 6:00 PM
Trax Tavern & Grill, 833 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield, IL

Come socialize with members, eat, drink and have a great time!


Enjoy a delicious buffet of Hummus, Quesadillas, Chop Salads, Lemon Chicken with Rice, Pizzas, Desserts and Beverages.     Cash Bar.


Member Awards & Election of Officers and Directors

Officer and Board nominations accepted before and at event.

Do not miss this event ... Who knows? YOU could be an award recipient.


Free Valet Parking.

Adults: $24.00, Kids: $10/under 10

Members:  Please RSVP via Evite (preferred) or email NSYCSocialCommittee@gmail.com, so we can call in our count.

NSYC Party - Oct 19th! Oct 03, 2013  Tammy



Go Vikings!

Leif Erikson Day is Oct 19th!


Connect with your Inner Scandinavian
at a North Shore Yacht Club Party
at the Sogin’s Home.


Dinner will be a delicious
home-cooked meal by Jean featuring:



Swedish Meatballs

Danish Open Faced Sandwich

and much more!


Adults: $20, Kids 12/under: $10


Please help out Jean Sogin with planning and RSVP via Evite or email NSYCSocialCommittee@gmail.com as soon as you can.
Thank you.


Save the Date:  Sat, Nov 9th (Awards Party)

North Shore Yacht Club Party! Sat, Sep 21st - 6:00 PM! Sep 11, 2013  NSYC Social Committee

Come to the North Shore Yacht Club Party! Sat, Sep 21st  - 6:00 PM!


Bridie McKenna's Irish Pub
"The friendliest welcome on the North Shore"
254 Green Bay Road, Highwood


Library & Brewery Rooms
(This is a great place for a party, very unique & warm atmosphere,
 they also have live music on Saturday nights)


Host: Steve & Connie King


Dinner Menu: 
 House Salad,  Flatbread Margherita Pizza,  Curry Chips,  Fish& Chips,  Corned Beef & Cabbage,  Chicken Marsala,  Mini Desserts, · Fountain drinks, iced tea, coffee, & hot tea. 
Cash Bar - Bar located in our room.

Price: Adults: $24 Kids 12/under: $12


Please RSVP via the Evite you should have received or email nsycsocialcommittee@gmail.com.

They need a count by Sat, Sep 14th, so please RSVP soon.  Thanks!

Youth Sailing Update Aug 26, 2013  Steve King

We had a great first day session for our fall youth sailing program.  Nine young sailors participated.  We expect to grow in the next couple of weeks as word gets out.  We have changed the session time to 11 AM to 1:30 PM so that we co-exist amiably with the very successful racing program.  That means that racers should find boats rigged and ready to go on the beach between 1:30 and 2 PM.  Check out our blog on the NSYC Youth Sailing Page for more information about youth sailing.

Youth Sailing Update Aug 26, 2013  Steve King

We had a great first day session for our fall youth sailing program.  Nine young sailors participated.  We expect to grow in the next couple of weeks as word gets out.  We have changed the session time to 11 AM to 1:30 PM so that we co-exist amiably with the very successful racing program.  That means that racers should find boats rigged and ready to go on the beach between 1:30 and 2 PM.  Check out our blog on the NSYC Youth Sailing Page for more information about youth sailing.

Sunfish racing Jul 29, 2013  Ronaldo Borger
Despite what the forecast said, several boats were able to get out and sail yesterday with shifting W - NW winds of about 12 kts, gusting up to 20 kts! We did see a few capsizes, meaning it was a great day to test people's skills.
John Chikos is in first place, followed by David Yanoff in second, and Steve King and Mike West tied in third place.
Come join us!
NSYC ITALIAN PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC!! - Aug 10th, 2013 Jul 20, 2013  Tammy

Join us for a Great Evening of Delicious Food
and Live Music by Enzo Incandela !

 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Aug 10th 2013 - 6:30 PM

Bella Via Restaurant, 1899 Second St, Highland Park, IL

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 Enjoy: Pizza Margerita, Italian Salad, Caesar Salad, Penne Pasta Primavera w/mixed vegetables & Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce, Bowtie Pasta with amazing Vodka sauce, Bowtie with Marinara Sauce, Chicken Piccata and Tiramisu!
Soft Drinks & Coffee all included.

Cash Bar—Bottles of Wine will be available at
special discounted pricing for us.


We will have both the beautiful outdoor Patio
— and the inside Banquet Room!!


Invite your Family & Friends!

This will be one of the most enjoyable parties ever!



Adults: $28.50, Kids: $12/under 10

Everyone Welcome! (Members & Non-Members).
We have a limit of 70, so RSVP in order to secure your spot.



RSVP via the Evite emailed out or
Email: NSYCSocialCommittee@gmail.com

(RSVP Required)





                                                 Learn to Sail - Learn to Race

I am looking for a crew to help me sail (race) my Irwin 28’ sailboat

The boat is docked in Waukegan Harbor

If you are interested call

Bill Erenberg

(847) 433-4321


(Some experience preferred)

Comment on Beach Hazard Warning Jul 02, 2013  Steve King

I think that the rip current warning in the hazard notice is more applicable in today's conditions to beaches at the southern end of the lake.  The conditions today are more like they were on Sunday and yesterday:  two foot surf breaking about 20 feet out.  It would be a real challange to launch small boats, but a great sailing day for experienced sailors once off the beach.

Beach Hazard Warning Jul 02, 2013  Steve King

Statement as of 9:21 AM CDT on July 02, 2013

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through late

* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.

* Overview... strong northerly to northeasterly winds with waves
3 to 6 feet will continue through Tuesday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Dangerous pounding waves and life-threatening rip currents are
expected at the beaches. People visiting the beaches should stay
out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you out away from shore into
deeper water.

major safety Jul 01, 2013  Barney

I wanted to report about a near disaster that was fortunately averted. Yesterday, Sunday June 30, the wind was 20 to 28 knots with gusts 30 and more with waves from the north ranging to 5 feet. No NSYC members who came down to Park Avenue went out from the club because of the severe conditions. However, two experienced sailors with a catamaran did launch from Park Avenue around 1:15 pm. For a while they stayed within sight, and we all kept an eye on them.  Eventually, they sailed off to the south and out of sight.  Starting around 2:30-3:00 pm Diane became concerned that they had not returned.  She went to several vantage points with binoculars to see if she could spot them.  She saw that there were three sailboats in the vicinity of Glencoe and Wilmette.  Given the conditions, it was thought the catamaran would harbor in Glencoe and get driven up to pick up their car.

At 5:00-ish, Diane decided to go down to Glencoe and the other south harbors to double check only to discover that they were not any place. She called the wife of one sailor.  He had not reported in, in fact was late for a dinner engagement, and she was concerned.  Diane called the HP police and Coast Guard.

At about 8.00 the HP police reported that two people were spotted off Glencoe presumably by a Coast Guard helicopter.  According to the catamaran crew, the boat had pitch-poled backwards dismasting the boat.  They had drifted and become stuck on the Glencoe Shoal.  The shoal  is a limestone reef that rises to within 2 feet of the surface approximately ¼ mile or so off the Glencoe shore in water that is otherwise around 15-20 feet deep. Given the low lake level the depth could be even less. The Coast Guard used the down wash of the rotor to blow the boat off the shoal and they landed on a beach in Glencoe at 8:30pm where Glencoe paramedics checked them out. Fortunately the water temperature was warm enough so they did not suffer from hypothermia and went home. 

Several observations.  Our NSYC rule about two boats for safety comes to mind. They did not have a marine radio, or even a cell phone,  although I hear that will be changing. They stayed with the boat. They were lucky to be spotted before dark. They were lucky that Diane watches out for us. If going out of sight of Park Avenue, letting Diane know where you are heading and an estimated return time would be a wise precaution

FULL MOON PADDLE North Beach Launch Jun 16, 2013  Liz Riesche


Sunday  6/23/2013  6:30 - 8:30 pm 

Elliptical Orbit       Refreshments on the Deck afterwards

To reserve a club boat email: Liz Riesche  eriesche@comcast.net

This should be a Super Full Moon, where the moon appears larger than normal

because it is in the part of its elliptical orbit that brings it closer to earth! 

BRING YOUR FLASHLIGHT because there are no lights on the North Beach.

June 22 South of the Border Fiesta Party Jun 16, 2013  Kayaker's

* * * NSYC PARTY * * *

JOIN US . . . Sat. June 22nd Hosted by the Kayakers

Beach Blanket Bingo ~ South of the Border FIESTA

EARLY Start time at 5:30 pm!  Catered by TAMALES in Highland Park

  Adults $23  / Kids under 10 is $12





Beach Breakfast - June 9th Jun 05, 2013  Leland

Sunday June 9th - NSYC Breakfast at the New North Beach - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Everyone welcome, No charge.  Members: sailing and kayaking afterwards.

RSVP to NSYCSocialCommittee@gmail.com

Boating Maintenance and Repair Apr 19, 2013  David


Craftwood Lumber & Hardware just added over 200 boating maintenance and repair items. We now stock over 300 items to help you maintain or repair your boat. Come in when it’s time and see the best selection of these items on the North Shore. And if there is something you need that we don’t have, we will do our best to get it for you lickety-split.


We have:

A wide Assortment of Stainless Steel, Chrome and Galvanized Hardware (Bolts, Screws, Hinges,         

      Hasps, Barrel Bolts, Shackles, Cabin Hooks, Cleats, Eye Straps, Hose Clamps, etc…)

Rope, Buoy and Dock Lines, Galvanized Chain and Stainless Aircraft Cable

Stainless and Galvanized Quick Links, Snap Hooks, Spring Hooks, etc…

USCG Approved Life Vests and Throw Cushions

USCG Approved Air and Distress Horns – Hand Pump and Refillable

USCG Approved Emergency Flares

USCG Approved Fire Extinguisher

Whistles and Floating Key Holders

Trailer Lights, Bow Light Kit, Replacement Bulbs

Wire and wire kits

Brass Fittings

Boat Washes and Waxes

Teak Cleaner and Oil 

Mildew Removers and Preventers

Wood and Fiberglass Repair Products

Marine Epoxies, Sealants and Caulks

Boat Anchors


Transom Straps

Trailer Winch Straps

12 Volt and Manual Bilge Pumps

Plugs, Fittings

Marine Motor Oil

Marine Motor Flush

Marine Gas Additive

Manual Oil Changer Pump

Marine Lubricants


Marine Greases

Gas In-Line Filter

Primer Bulbs

Replacement Switches and Boot Sealers

Stainless Steel Bottle Opener

Cup and Can Holders

Marine USA Flag

Marine Grade Boat Numbering Kits

Trailer Ball

Hitch Lock

Fuse Holders and Replacement Fuses

Telescoping Boat Hook

Battery Chargers, Boxes and Bottoms

Battery Charging Clamps and Posts

Trailer Wiring Kit and Individual Connectors

Skiing and Inflatables Tow Ropes

Boat Fenders 

And Much, Much more 

Contact Craftwood @ (847)831-2800

2013 Membership Application now ready Mar 18, 2013  Leland

2013 Membership Application - pdf and online...

Chili Cook-Off & Awards Night! Sat, Oct 20th, 2012 , 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM Oct 04, 2012  NSYC Social Committee

Chili Cook-Off and Awards Night!!
Saturday, Oct 20th, 2012
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Halloween Costume Party - End of Year Membership Meeting - 2013 Elections

Enjoy a variety of Homemade Chilis, Delicious Appetizers, Cornbread, Salad & Homemade Desserts!

Join us for the final North Shore Yacht Club Party of 2012!


Chili Cook-Off: (save $10* if you bring chili) - Must be cooked ahead and brought in a crockpot or other appropriate vessel to keep it warm on a table

Dessert: (save $5* if you bring HOMEMADE dessert)

*Limit 1 discount per family. Must RSVP with the item you are bringing so we can plan accordingly.

If you bring something:


1. Please include a Food Label with all main ingredients and indicate if it contains Beef, Pork, Chicken or Vegetarian.

2. In order to have variety, we are testing “Sign-Up Genius”. It will allow all of us to easily know what everyone else is bringing.


Please go to:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F48AAAE29AA8-chili (Password is "NSYC")

or email NSYCSocialCommittee@gmail.com. If Chili, please indicate Vegetarian, Chicken or Meat or if Dessert include the type.


Volunteer Help Wanted: No worries, Mimi will scrub dishes and do the hardwork, but the Party Hosts can use help with setup, putting food out, dessert table, etc.


Please consider signing up for a small task at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F48AAAE29AA8-nsyc (Password is "NSYC")


Party Cost: Adults: $15, Kids: 6-12 $10, 5 Under: Free

NSYC Party - Sat, Sep 15th Sep 11, 2012  NSYC Social Committee

Reminder: NSYC  Party this Saturday, Sep 15th at 5:30 PM.

Join us for Choice Foods & Liquors Featuring Delicious Steak Dinner & Delectable Desserts (Chicken & Vegetarian entrees also).  Exciting Entertainment following dinner service.      Attire:   Come as you are/aren't.  Ascots optional.   Adults:  $20, Kids 6-12:  $10, Under 5: Free.

Please RSVP via Evite.




Sunfish Workshop Aug 26, 2012  Leland

We had perfect weather for our final Sunfish Workshop yesterday, or should I say we finally had weather decent enough to hold a Sunfish Workshop.  The previous attempts this summer were unsuccessful due to uncooperative weather..

Attending were Roman Shraybman, Harold Papazian, Ronaldo Borger, Fern Andersen and Michael Horner.

We reviewed everyone's rigging, and paid attention to starting and sail trim as we did several practice races.

Along with the feedback and assistance provided here and on our Thursday night informal racing all are much improved over last year.

NOR - Summer's End Regatta Aug 20, 2012  Leland

Here is a link to the Summer's End regatta on Saturday September 1st at NSYC...

Notice of Race

Sunfish North American's Thanks Aug 17, 2012  Leland

Thanks to all NSYC members who helped with and participated in the Sunfish North American regatta in Waukegan a couple of weeks ago.  We had 77 boats from all over the country and Bermuda, and had great weather.

NSYC sailors who raced were Janet Ryan, Scott Diamond, Ronaldo Borger and Leland Brode.

Thanks to Jim Irwin, Peggy Malecki and Steve Ryan who helped with the Race Committee.  And special thanks to Barb O'Connell for helping for 3 long days with registration.

If I missed anyone please update the blog.

Also thanks to the club for use of the large inflatable marks, anchors, and extra dollies.

Here's a link to the NA's web page with results, participants, and some pictures...  click here

Join Us on Linkedin Aug 05, 2012  Membership

North Shore Yacht Club is now on

Connect with fellow NSYC members, add us to your LinkedIn profile today!


Passing Jul 31, 2012  Duke

...that wasn't Venus ...it was Steve.........hahahahaha

Venus passing in front of Sun, June 5, 2012 Jul 25, 2012  Gina Morri

Fellow sailor & friend, Steve Knapp, brought one of his telescopes to our NSYC on June 5, 2012 allowing several of us members to view Venus passing right in front of the sun. This exceedingly rare astronomical event – a transit of Venus – won’t happen again until December 11, 2117. However, a transit of Mercury will take place on May 9, 2016. Lots of thanks to Steve Knapp!
See what we saw and more info at this cool website: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/last-transit-of-venus-in-21st-century-will-happen-in-june-2012

Sunfish Workshop this Saturday Jul 11, 2012  Leland

Don't forget the Sunfish Workshop this Saturday, July 14th at 1:00.

email Leland if you have questions...   leland@elbsoftware.com

Full Moon Paddle, July 3 Jul 04, 2012  Gina Morri

The Full Moon Paddle on July 3 was well attended with all club kayaks used. Some new faces/ guests, having kayaked with their own kayaks, also joined us for a delicious spread on the deck afterwards.
Special thanks goes to Tammy, Natalie, Liz, Mary Ellen, Ellie, Bonnie, (and anyone else I've missed) who prepared or brought very tasty dishes / wine to share!
And what a gorgeous moonlit night and fun Wilmette fireworks as seen from the barge!

Thurs. Nite Sailing 6-14 Jun 16, 2012  Steve King

Another good turnout for informal Thursday night racing.  Rich Chapman, recently back from the Sunfish World's in Curacao, along with several others from the Lake Bluff YC joined NSYC sailors for many short W-L races in light S winds.  Two of our junior racers, Ari Krumbein and Hannah Dannecker, joined the racing.  Both improved their performance with each race.

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